History & Today’s Strategy

Today, FIAUK is the leading trade association representing the needs of the entire flexographic printing supply chain in the UK.

Mission, Vision & Purpose

Our mission is to support and inform our industry through collaboration, representation and education inspiring the next generation.

Our vision is to enable flexography to be the #1 choice for all packaging and label partners.

Our purpose is to connect the flexographic industry.

The board of FIAUK has recently updated its strategy. For more information on the association's strategy for 2023, you can read about it in the featured blog found here.

Our History

Our History




Since 1972, FIAUK has been supporting the entire flexographic print supply chain with initiatives to drive the industry forward with higher levels of recognition, operational efficiency and technical knowledge.

In its original guise “EFTA – the European Flexographic Technical Association” was established to provide technical support to UK printers who were adopting this new revolutionary print  technology. A group of industry volunteers came together to pool knowledge, share best practice and try to help the broader community quickly adapt their businesses to this revolutionary print solution.

In 2010, it was recognised that the industry was seeking more than technical support. As technology and knowledge accelerated so did the demands on the trade association. To boost its relevance to the contemporary flexo industry, EFTA became an ‘industry’ association to represent the broader needs of the entire supply chain.

The basis of these founding philosophies still exists within FIAUK today. It is a trade association led by a group of volunteers that look to support the entire flexo supply chain – from concept to completion – and deliver more than simple technical support. From market leading training and education to networking, recognition and promotion of this fantastic technology, FIAUK is leading from the front and delivering new and exciting programmes for the entire flexo printed packaging industry.


The Board of FIA UK   meets on a regular basis to address key industry challenges, needs and trends, to develop projects and initiatives on behalf of its members and partners.

The 2022 FIAUK Strategy

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